The Islamic State (ISIS) seized several checkpoints on Thursday, after clashes with regime forces in the southern countryside of Homs.
ISIS fighters attacked three regime checkpoints in ash-Shomeriyah Mountains south of Homs. After the clashes, ISIS announced it seized the checkpoints, killing and wounding dozens of regime forces, and burning a BMP tank and a Zil tank.
ISIS media sources claim its militants seized a 122 mm gun and a 106 mm gun with large quantities of ammunition for each of them, a 14.5 mm machine gun, a 12.7 mm PK machine gun, in addition to two Konkur and Kornet launchers with many missiles.
Regime media has confirmed clashes broke out in the ash-Shomeriyah Mountain region of Homs countryside, but did not mention the "insurgents" – a regime media description – have seized any checkpoints.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer